Task force arrests woman on misdemeanor drug charges


KEOKUK – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Missouri woman on misdemeanor drug charges.


Carrie Ann Tate, 55, of Alexandria, Missouri, was arrested on April 24th, 2017 in the 1000 block of North 10th Street in Keokuk on misdemeanor drug warrants. Tate is charged with Maintaining A Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, two counts of Possession Of A Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine and Marijuana), a serious misdemeanor, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Tate faces up to 4 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Tate stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that she was involved in the use of illegal drugs in the Lee County area. The charges stem from a search warrant which was served at 2624 Cramer Lane in Keokuk, which was her residence at the time. Items that support the charges were discovered during the service of the search warrant.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Penitentiary K9 Unit, and the 8th Judicial District of Probation and Parole assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds administered by the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

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